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  Glorious First of June - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Glorious First of June (also known as the Third Battle of Ushant and in French as the Bataille du 13 prairial an 2) was a naval battle fought in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 1794 between the Royal Navy and the navy of Revolutionary France.
It was the first major naval battle of the French Revolutionary Wars.
He tacked his fleet in succession his first ship tacking first and the rest in orderin the hope that he would be able to cut through the French rear and gain the weather-gage.
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 BRIDPORT - LoveToKnow Article on BRIDPORT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He succeeded at first in pacifying the crew of his flag-ship, who had no personal grudge against their admiral, but a few days later the mutiny broke out afresh, and this time was uncontrollable.
The town is first mentioned as a borough in the Pipe Roll of 1189, which states that William de Bendenges owed 9: ios.
granted the first charter in 1252-1253, making the town a free borough and granting the burgesses the right to hold it at the ancient fee farm with an increase of 4os., and to choose two bailiffs to answer at the exchequer for the farm.
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 FLINDERS - LoveToKnow Article on FLINDERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Matthew was at first designed to follow his fathers profession of surgeon, but his enthusiasm in favor of a life of adventure impelled him to enter the royal navy, which he did on the 23rd of October 1189.
Much suffering was endured by nearly all the members of the expedition: a considerable proportion of the men succumbed,to~ disease, an.d their leader was so reduced by scurvy that his health was greatly impaired.
He is understood to have been the first to discover the sourc~e of such errors (which had scarcely been noticed before), and after investigating the laws of the variations, he suggested counter-attractions, an - invention for which Professor Barlow got much credit many years afterwards.
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 Probert Encyclopaedia: Warfare (T)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The regiment was the first large regiment of infantry to be formed in the British Army and comprises two regular battalions, the 1st (nicknamed the Vikings) and the 2nd (the Poachers) and two Territorial Army battalions, the 6th and 7th (the Tigers).
Accompanying the army of the Tennessee, the Twenty-fifth left Atlanta on the 15th of November on the 'March to the Sea.' Participated in the siege of Savannah December 10 to 21, 1864.
On the 13th of January, 1865, the Twenty-fifth commenced the march through the Carolinas, participating in various minor engagements and in the battle of Bentonville March 19-20, 1865, and was actively engaged until the surrender of Johnston on April 26, 1865.
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 Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As captain of the battleship Barfleur, Collingwood was present at the Glorious First of June; and on that occasion he displayed equal judgment and courage.
The latter vessel was the swifter sailer, and having shot considerably ahead of the rest of the fleet, was the first engaged.
Between Nelson and Collingwood a close intimacy subsisted, from their first acquaintance in early life till the fall of the former at Trafalgar; and they lie side by side in St Paul's Cathedral.
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 1794 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
March 27 - The United States Government established a permanent United States Navy and authorized the building of six vessels (in 1797 the first three frigates, USS United States, USS Constellation and USS Constitution went into service).
May 28-June 1 - The Glorious First of June (Battle of Ushant), naval battle between British and French.
June 18 - François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French Revolutionary leader (suicide) (b.
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 The Glorious First Of June 1794
The Battle of the Glorious First of June took place in the North Atlantic, four hundred miles west of Ushant, off the Irish coast.
It was the first decisive meeting between the fleets of Britain and the French Republic.
The Regiment was later allowed the unusual distinction of wearing the Naval Crown superscribed 1 JUNE 1794 on its Colours; a distinction which continued and remains with its successors.
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 Glorious First of June   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
By 1794 France was on the threshold of starvation due to a bad harvest and political disturbance.
On the 1st of June, at 5:45 am Howe counted 34 sail of the enemy - four sail of the line superior to him - and gave chase.
For its share in the engagement, the Regiment was awarded the Naval Crown to be borne with its Battle honours.
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 BHC0470 : The Battle of the First of June, 1794
The Battle of the First of June, 1794
That of the 'Glorious First' was published in January 1799 and that of Valenciennes in 1801.
Villaret-Joyeuse's ships had sailed without the new pattern and the 'Glorious First' was the only major action in which the French fleet flew its three-quarter-white predecessor.
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 Battle of the Glorious First of June : Frequently asked questions : Enquiries : Collections & research : National ...
This, the first great battle between British and French fleets in the French Revolutionary War, was actually a series of engagements, beginning with skirmishes and manoeuvring on the 28th May 1794, and a more serious brush on the following day.
The first of June (13 Prairial, An 2 in the Revolutionary calendar) was fine and clear, and battle was joined about 300 miles west of Brittany.
Her captain, Sir James Gambier, was a noted evangelical and something of a figure of fun in the Navy, and Captain Packenham of the Invincible, coming to Defence’s aid could not resist hailing him, ‘Jemmy, whom the Lord loveth He chastiseth!’.
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 First World War.com - Prose & Poetry - The Muse in Arms - Undying Days
First published in London in November 1917 and reprinted in February 1918 The Muse in Arms comprised, in the words of editor E. Osborne:
And talked of Howe and the men he led on the glorious First of June.
And talked of Broke and the Shannon's tars and the Battle of First of June.
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 Nelson's War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Peter Padfield in Nelson's War describes six battles from 'The Glorious First of June' in 1794 to Trafalgar in 1805 and the achievements of admirals like Howe, Jervis, Duncan and Nelson himself.
The first had come in the mid-Atlantic far to the west of Ushant on the Glorious First of June, 1794.
The second was the battle of St Vincent in the West Indies (sic) in 1797.
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 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | June 1 | June Roman goddess Juno Hera Monsoon Trivandrum ...
The festival of Juno Moneta was held on the Kalends of June;
There is a tradition that on this day each year the monsoon first arrives in India and is first experienced at the town of Trivandrum, near the southernmost tip of India.
When he recorded Fats Domino’s ‘Ain't That a Shame’ (his first big hit) in 1956, he initially insisted upon changing the title to ‘Isn't That a Shame’, feeling that the poor grammar of the original title would be a bad influence on young people; he was overruled.
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 Royal Navy: History
She was commissioned into the Royal Navy the following year and was the first purpose built 74 gun ship of the line to serve.
She was involved in the First World War battles of Heligoland and the Falkland Islands, during which Invincible and Inflexible sank the Scharnhorst and Gneisnau.
The present Invincible, which is the sixth ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name and the first of the Invincible Class of Anti-Submarine Warfare Carriers, was laid down at the Barrow-in-Furness yard of Vickers Shipbuilders Limited in July 1973 and was launched by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on 3 May 1977.
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 FREE MARKET FAIRY TALES: On This Day ... in 1666 & Others
The action continued on 2 June, 3 June and 4 June.
1705: T he first pensioners arrived at the Royal Hospital Greenwich.
The patrol aircraft of Coastal Command, despite being desperately unsuitable for air-to-air combat, nevertheless attacked the German bomber concentrations several times, claiming several victories.
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 GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Glorious First of June June 1st, 1794, when Lord Howe, who commanded the Channel fleet, gained a decisive victory over the French.
Source: compiled by the editor from various references; see credits.
Specialty definitions using "GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE": Vengeur.
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 The Glorious First of June   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
However, sailing homeward he was unable to avoid meeting Howe, first coming into contact on 28 May, the first phase of the battle taking place the next day.
There was little immediate strategic significance to the victory, which was however the first major engagement of the war between two more or less equal fleets.
Howe has been criticised for failing to exploit his victory by following the escaping ships, and being content with his immediate victory: but in doing so he was keeping to the established traditions of war at sea (like Rodney at the Saintes).
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Accordingly, he had the glory of again opening, in the very same field, a new and abundant spring of eloquence, which, during four days, diffused its enchantment among an assembly of the most illustrious persons of the land, and of which Mr.
Mill: "At first, perfect concealment of the transaction--such measures, however, taken as may, if afterwards necessary, appear to imply a design of future disclosure;--when concealment becomes difficult and hazardous, then disclosure made."--_History of British India_.]--the exactions which it was intended to avert being continued as rigorously as before.
On the first meeting of Parliament, after the illness of His Majesty was known, it was resolved, from considerations of delicacy, that the House should adjourn for a fortnight; at the end of which period it was expected that another short adjournment would be proposed by the Minister.
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 Royal Navy: History
The first Southampton was built in 1693 in Southampton, only a short distance up river from Woolston.
The second ship was a frigate built in 1757, which saw action throughout the heyday of the Royal Navy, being involved at Belle Isle, Glorious first of June and the Battle of Cape St Vincent among other actions.
The fourth Southampton was a light cruiser built in 1912, and saw action throughout the First World War, including the battle of Jutland, being finally scrapped in 1926.
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 Glorious Noise - Our First Record Comes Out Today!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
I remember the first time I heard it—and this was after years of hearing these songs performed live at shows—my jaw was on the floor for ten minutes.
It is an honor to hear the glorious noise of taro sounds in my ear hole, filling me up, (like buttercup) or like a big glass of chocolate milkshakes and peanut butter cup castles.
Glorious Noise gratefully acknowledges permission from Pennie Smith to use her amazing photo as our background image.
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 Collingwood, Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Collingwood was sent to sea at the age of 12 and served for several years on the home station.
In 1776 he was lieutenant of the sloop Hornet in the West Indies and thereafter began his close association with Nelson.
On the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars, he was appointed flag captain and took part in Lord Howe's victory on the "glorious first of June," 1794.
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First published in 1987 in the Anatomy of the Ship series and now updated, this volume provides the most detailed description and illustrations of the Victory available anywhere.
--This very late first full biography of American's most accomplished naval commander in the Age of Sail, Johnston Blakeley, probably results from the fact that most of his papers went down with him and his sloop-of-war Wasp in 1815 under circumstances that have yet to be fully explained.
We first met Lt. Ker Custis Claiborne in Fire on the Waters aboard a United States Ship but he is a Virginian and when the Civil War starts, he "goes South" joining first the Virginian navy and then the Confederate Navy.
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 The Feasts of June   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On 3rd June we honour the Martyrs of Uganda, over forty of whom were martyred between 25th May and 3rd June 1886.
The 17th is "World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought."It is also the feast of St Alban, a Roman soldier beheaded by orders of Emperor Diocletian during the last great persecution of the Christians by the Romans.
The Anglicans honour him as the first British martyr and Verulamium was renamed after him.
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 Antique Prints of Naval Engagements and Events
The first naval battle of the war was fought on June 1, 1794 west of Ushant, off the Brittany Peninsula.
In this decisive action, six French ships were captured and one was sunk, giving the British a "glorious" victory, despite the fact that the supply ships were able to slip away into the harbor at Brest as the British fleet was too battered to pursue them.
It was this episode, in particular, that raised the national pride and confidence in the Navy and eventually lead Congress to allocate further shipbuilding for the war and future events.
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 June 1st
Immense quantities of impressions were sent to, and sold on the Continent, and even the great Napoleon himself expressed the high amusement he derived from it.
THE 'GLORIOUS FIRST OF We should need to bring back the horrors of the first French Revolution to enable us to understand the wild delight with which Lord Howe's victory, in 1794, was regarded in England.
A king, a queen, and a princess guillotined in France, a reign of terror prevailing in that country, and a war threatening half the monarchs in Europe, had impressed the English with an intense desire to thwart the republicans.
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 HMS_Northumberland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The first, a 70-gun third-rate launched in 1679, fought in the War of the Grand Alliance.
She was lost in a storm in 1703.
A French ship also called Northumberland fought in the Battle of the Glorious First of June.
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 THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On the first day, May 28, only a few ships engaged, but on May 29, they formed into lines and Howe attempted to pass through the French line to get the weather gage.
After 8 hours of broadsides, the French withdraw, and for the next two days, the British attempted to follow, but visibility was poor and there was no combat.
Finally, on June 1, the British caught up with the French, and they were upwind this time.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Among those profiled are the noble-born Lord Howe whose fame came at the Glorious First of June, Lord Duncan who fought at the Battle of Camperdown, Sir John Duckworth at the Battle of San Domingo, and Lord de Saumarez at the Battle of Algeceras.
Patrick O'Brian's Navy by Richard O'Neill, H, From the moment that Master and Commander, the first of Patrick O'Brian's sequence of 20 novels about the 19th century British Royal Navy officer Jack Aubrey and his surgeon colleague Stephen Maturin, was published in 1970, critics hailed his work as a masterpiece of historical recreation.
This first full-color illustrated companion to the Aubrey-Maturin series, timed to coincide with the release of the blockbuster Twentieth-Century Fox film adaptation starring Russell Crowe, explains the fascinating physical details of Jack Aubrey's fictional world.
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